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KCR: Remove AP leaders' portraits from Assembly Hall
Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has taken another daring decision. He ordered Assembly officials to immediately bring down the life-size portraits of Tanguturi Prakasam Panthulu and Potti Sreeramulu from the main Assembly Committee Hall No 1.
Hyderabad: Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has taken another daring decision. He ordered Assembly officials to immediately bring down the life-size portraits of Tanguturi Prakasam Panthulu and Potti Sreeramulu from the main Assembly Committee Hall No 1.
Prakasam Panthulu was the first Chief Minister of the Andhra state in 1953. Formation of a separate Andhra state from the composite state of Madras is due to the Sacrifice Potti Sreeramulu's in 1952.Chief Minister has asked the officials to replace Prakasam Panthulu's portrait with one of Mahatma Gandhi’s.
“What was their contribution to Telangana? Nothing. They may be leaders for Andhra people but not to us; we cannot have their portraits in the hall even after we formed a separate state,” Mr Rao reportedly told the Assembly officials.
“We will remove the portraits either today or tomorrow but will keep them in safe custody; if the AP Assembly wants them we will happily oblige,” a senior official said on Wednesday.
The two portraits, along with those of national leaders, were there in the assembly since its start in 1985.